DON’T FRY, HAVE A BAKED DOUGHNUT – DOUGHNUT TIN REVIEW

I like doughnuts. It doesn’t matter if they are glazed, with jam or soaked with syrup. When I prepare home-made doughnuts, I serve them for breakfast to my little ones and then use them for our afternoon coffee breaks to have some relax time with my husband.

Recently, I came across an article that said that the fried doughnuts are so yesterday, we should have the new craze – baked doughnuts.

Well, I tried this. I bought a doughnut tin and gave it a try the first weekend after receiving it. The results were extremely yummy and the best part – the doughnuts were home-made (I knew exactly what ingredients were used) and there was a wide variety of doughnuts on the table, suitable for every taste (I served doughnuts with different glazes).

After trying the baked doughnuts, I am totally convinced I would never go back to the fried ones. You can use either a doughnut tin or an electric doughnut maker to prepare them easily, even together with your children.

See my review below:

Product: Wilton Six Hole Doughnut Tin Doughnut tin1

Price: £9.46

Place to buy: Amazon.co.uk

My rating: 8.5/10

Product: VonShef Deluxe 12 Hole Electric Doughnut Maker  Doughnut maker

Price: £23.99

Place to buy: Amazon.co.uk

My rating: 9/10

DOUGHNUT TIN PRODUCT DESCRIPTION – PROs & CONs

Wilton Six Hole Doughnut Tin or VonShef Deluxe 12 Hole Electric Doughnut Maker help you easily prepare the doughnuts that every child or adult loves. Choosing between these two products depends on whether you would like to bake the doughnuts in the oven or you will leave all the work to the machine.

I personally tried both products, but chose the doughnut tin and have never regretted my decision. The doughnuts it helps me to prepare are yummy and very easy to make. The only downside I see is that sometimes, because I want to finish the prepared batter faster, I put too much of it in the tin and the whole closes. Be careful, don’t put too much dough into the tin so that the final product to be beautiful and all of the doughnuts to look equally inviting to try them.

PROs

CONs

  • Everyone loves doughnuts, so why not make them at home

  • Doughnuts are extremely yummy

  • Make them healthier – bake them, don’t use any additional oil

  • Know exactly what ingredients you’ve used in preparing them

  • You can make different flavoured doughnuts in one bake

  • Glaze them with all of your favourite toppings

  • It’s cheaper to make them at home than to buy doughnuts from the store or from a coffee shop

  • It’s easy to use, even together with your children

  • You can make your breakfast or desserts very quickly

  • What I like very much is that the doughnuts baked in the doughnut tin or in the doughnut maker are smaller than the bought ones – that way you don’t have to feel guilty when having a doughnut

  • Easy to clean

  • Another appliance to store (although the doughnut tin doesn’t take any space at all)

  • The biggest CON: Preparing the doughnuts is very easy, but they are still not a healthy snack (be careful of the sugar and fat in them)

MAKE THE NEXT DOUGHNUT BAKE A WHOLE FAMILY EVENT – INVOLVE EVERYONE AND HAVE HOURS OF TOGETHER TIME

It doesn’t matter if you are going to bake the doughnuts using the doughnut tin or the doughnut maker, still make the preparation of this sweet dessert a whole family event.

Involve everyone who would love to dig into a warm jammy or glazed doughnut a little bit later and come up with your favourite recipe for doughnut batter you would love to try.

The kids love to be involved in the preparation of things. Make it fun:

  • choose the recipe

  • mix the ingredients

  • fill the doughnut tin holes

  • bake the doughnuts

  • glaze them

Enjoy the doughnuts together while talking about things in your life!

I am presenting to you the recipe I used (kingarthurflour.com – Baked doughnuts three ways) together with my little ones to prepare the Sunday breakfast last week. Try it for yourself.

Baked doughnuts image

Ingredients (I made about 16 medium doughnuts):

  • 60gr butter, softened

  • 60ml oil

  • 2/3 cup sugar (I usually use brown sugar or fruit sugar)

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 ½ tsp baking powder

  • 1/3 tsp soda bicarbonate

  • 1/3 tsp salt

  • 1-2 tsp vanilla extract

  • 3 cups flour

  • 1 cup milk

For the glazing:

  • Syrup glaze: 1 cup sugar, 1tbsp maple syrup or honey, 1tbsp melted butter, 1tsp vanilla extract, 1-2tbsp milk, if needed (soak the doughnuts in this syrupy glaze)

  • Sugar glaze: mix sugar and cinnamon, roll the doughnuts into the sugary mix

  • Icing sugar glaze: 1 cup icing sugar, 4-5tbsp milk, 1tsp vanilla extract (use as much icing sugar and milk as needed to reach the desired thickness of the glaze, you can add some edible sugar paste colouring gel/paste to make the glaze in different colours)

Preparation in 5 easy steps:

  1. In a bowl mix the butter, oil and sugar, beating them until smooth

  2. Add the eggs, mix well and stir in the baking powder, soda bicarbonate, salt and vanilla

  3. Add the flour and milk to the mixture – alternate flour and milk, mixing well

  4. Grease the doughnut tin and spoon the batter into the holes filling them just under the centre part. Bake the doughnuts for 15 minutes at 180-200°C, wait until they have cooled before removing them from the doughnut tin onto a rack

  5. Prepare the glazing and glaze the doughnuts when completely cooled down

Glazing:

Mix all the ingredients for the chosen by you glaze and top the doughnuts. Finish with the desired decorations – desiccated coconut, colourful hundred and thousands, chocolate swirls, etc.

Serve with your favourite hot beverage – coffee, tea, hot chocolate!

My advice!

Get some ideas for delicious doughnuts in recipe books like Doughnuts recipe book and Doughnuts: A Classic Treat Reinvented-60 easy, delicious recipes.

LIVE MORE HEALTHILY, BAKING INSTEAD OF FRYING

Have you tried one and the same dish prepared using two different methods of food preparation? Like frying and baking the doughnuts?

I would agree that the fried doughnuts look more like I would expect a doughnut to look like, but then the baked doughnuts are more healthy and they are as delicious as the fried ones.

I love doughnuts, but I love my kids more and I don’t want to give them something that has been proved to be unhealthy. That is why I would stick to baking our doughnuts in the future, hoping that in that way I would cut the dangerous ingredients to a minimum and still could give them the tasty dessert they like.

Try it for yourself!

MY VERDICT: REPLACE THE FRIED WITH BAKED DOUGHNUTS

I love doughnuts, but I also like to give my children and loved ones food that is not necessarily bad for their health.

After coming across this article that suggested that the baked doughnuts are becoming very fashionable, I decided to try making them. Then I realised that there are special tins I can use to make the job even easier – the doughnut tin.

After preparing my first ever batch of baked doughnuts, I can say that I would never probably go back to the fried ones.

The baked doughnuts are as delicious as the other ones, so you don’t have any excuse to continue stuffing your body with those risky for your health fats.

I hope you enjoyed my review and if you have any questions about the Wilton Six Hole Doughnut Tin or VonShef Deluxe 12 Hole Electric Doughnut Maker or you just want to share with me your favourite doughnut or glaze recipe, don’t hesitate to get in touch with me by leaving a comment below!

OTHER ACCESSORY YOU MIGHT LIKE

Product: Wilton 6 Heart Cavity Donut Heart shaped doughnut tin

Price: £9.93

Place to buy: Amazon.co.uk

My rating: 7.5/10

Using this heart-shaped doughnut tin will help you make lovely desserts that would make everyone smile. Use it to say with no words that you heart your loved ones or use it to make a unique coffee garnish your guests would love and would talk about long after leaving your party.

2 Comments

  1. mondejar85

    I love doughnuts, I’ve used to cook it by frying but after burning my fingers one time I never tried to cook it again. When I’m craving for a doughnut just buy from the bakery.

    But now that I saw the image in your review about the electric doughnut maker I’m thinking to try it. I like the heart shape tin, interesting and very appealing too.

    Thank you for sharing your doughnut recipe, I’ll try it.

    Reply
    1. Ellie

      Ohh frying any pastry is not easy – to be careful while you fry, to watch how long it’s been in the oil, to always be aware where you put your fingers and where your children are… That is too much work for something to enjoy later.

      That is why I always try to make my life less complicated and use some devices that can help me prepare the food my family enjoys in an easier way. Try baked doughnuts nextbtime and you might decide never to have a fried one after that.

      All the bes

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